September 6, 2011
http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/kurt-vonnegut-at-the-blackboard.php?page=all I like high level thought and analysis like this, in part because I'm so bad at it.
Facts About Time. You live 80 milliseconds in the past. Earth hearts (all species) have about a billion and a half heartbeats in them..
"You and I won't live forever. But as for our grandkids, I'm not placing any bets."Stupid grandkids.
http://mortals.be/ - coping with mortality has been a bugaboo, but I think I got it licked, hence that site. Still, more years would be nice
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/opinion/sunday/jobs-will-follow-a-strengthening-of-the-middle-class.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all Why trickle-down economics is exactly wrong: having productivity gains go only to the rich, not salaries, strangles economies, especially our own.
Why shouldn't things be largely absurd, futile, and transitory? They are so, and we are so, and they and we go very well together.